Climate Change Conference delayed & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – COVID-19/Secretary-General – COVID-19/Climate Change – Secretary-General’s Letter – COVID-19/Central African Republic – COVID-19/Malawi – COVID-19/Bolivia – COVID-19/India – COVID-19/Myanmar – COVID-19/ Portugal – COVID-19/Lebanon – Syria – Yemen – Libya – Central Sahel/Food Insecurity – Food Prices – Women/Health – … Read more Climate Change Conference delayed & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 April 2020)

Winners and Losers in Congress’s $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Plan

Days of negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress — and fierce lobbying by industries eager for assistance dealing with the coronavirus outbreak — has yielded a rescue package worth more than $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks. It was passed by the U.S. Senate late Wednesday night. #Coronavirus #CoronavirusStimulus #Covid19 Here are some … Read more Winners and Losers in Congress’s $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Plan

Germany: The Coal War | People and Power

A country that has relied on coal as an energy source for hundreds of years has had enough. Germany has declared the industry must end. The country’s last black coal mines were closed in 2018, and now Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration has decided to phase out all remaining brown coal mines and coal-fired power plants. … Read more Germany: The Coal War | People and Power

How Coronavirus Lockdowns Are Affecting The Environment

Venice’s often murky canals are now mostly free of boats, leaving the water clear enough to see fish. Measurements done over the past few weeks in parts of northern Italy and China show a large drop in emissions, meaning clear skies where smog is usually found. #Coronavirus #ClimateChange Researchers see this type of big coordinated … Read more How Coronavirus Lockdowns Are Affecting The Environment

Japan’s Young Climate Activists Are Taking a Cue From Greta Thunberg

Young climate activists in Asia are changing tactics, filing lawsuits and developing coordinated online protests, a shift that is accelerating as leaders urge people to avoid public gatherings because of the spread of the coronavirus. In Japan, students earlier this month protested in the streets outside a bank that funds coal projects. Now, Isao Sakai, … Read more Japan’s Young Climate Activists Are Taking a Cue From Greta Thunberg

Could the budget be greener?

Many hoped that, after the Government pledged to cut the UK’s carbon emissions by 2050, the budget would focus on tackling climate change. However, the budget includes plans to freeze fuel duty and £27bn has been promised towards building new roads. Lisa Holland reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us … Read more Could the budget be greener?

Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Father Remembers Daughter Lost in 2011 Disaster

This is the scene in Ishinomaki on that fateful day of March 11, 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami struck the coastal city. It was one of the hardest hit, having lost more than 3,000 residents. 84 of them were lost at this one school. This father found his daughter Mai underneath the dirt and … Read more Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Father Remembers Daughter Lost in 2011 Disaster

State of the Global Climate Report 2019 (WMO) Press Conference

🎬 Watch LIVE release of the WMO State of the Global Climate Report 2019 with United Nations Chief António Guterres and World Meteorological Organization Secretary General Petteri Taalas. ————– UN chief António Guterres said, “we need all countries to demonstrate that we can achieve emissions reductions of 45 per cent from 2010 levels this decade, … Read more State of the Global Climate Report 2019 (WMO) Press Conference

Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures

In the heart of the spectacular forests of Papua New Guinea, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that negatively impact the planet’s climate. Describing her work as an entomologist as part of the country’s Multi-Purpose National Forest Inventory, Grace Luke … Read more Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures

International Women’s Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (6 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Women’s Day – Climate Change – Deputy Secretary-General’s travels – Afghanistan – Turkey/Greece – Syria – Guyana – COVID-19 – Yemen – Financial Contribution WOMEN’S DAY This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the Women’s Day Observance in the General Assembly Hall. He said that … Read more International Women’s Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (6 March 2020)